Sun, 6 September 2009
Fear of fundraising keeps more people from coming on the Young Life staff than anything else. Fear can drive us away or to depend on the Lord. The safest place for a ship is in the harbor but that’s not what ships are made for.
It’s not about you. We do our best to represent Christ and the kids we’re reaching out to. It’s not about your comfort level but about the kids. Exp: Asking for $50k, Patti was gripped with fear but she’d earned the right to be heard. Pray and then ask.
Recognize the spirituality of fundraising. You have to go representing “your” kid(s). You’re not going in your own name, but that of the kid you’re helping. Fear needs to be embraced. Choose your decision – Are you going to make a fearful or a faithful decision.